Hibs manager Paul Heckingbottom has been named Scottish Premiership Manager of the Month for March as he continues his stellar start to life at Easter Road.

The Hibees won two and drew once last month as they climbed up the table and have only lost one game since the former Leeds United boss took the reins in February.

3rd April 2019, Easter Road, Edinburgh, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Hibernian versus Kilmarnock; Paul Heckingbottom Hibernian Manager and Robbie Stockdale Hibernian Coach at full time with match officials

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Wins over Motherwell and Livingston, as well as a draw with Rangers, saw Hibs pick up seven points from nine last month.

So far, their only defeat under Heck came against Celtic in the Scottish Cup.

27th February 2019, McDiarmid Park, Perth, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, St Johnstone versus Hibernian; Paul Heckingbottom Hibernian Manager celebrates the win at full time

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The Easter Road side face bitter rivals Hearts this weekend in a massive Edinburgh derby which could see them leapfrog the Jambos into fifth in the league.

With only one point separating the capital sides, there’s plenty at stake this weekend and both will have one eye on breaking into the Europa League spots before the end of the campaign.

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 16: Paul Heckingbottom Manager of Hibernian FC takes to the field for the first time before the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Hibernian and Hamilton Academical at Easter Road on February 16, 2019 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

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Heckingbottom has helped Hibs secure a top-six finish to ensure the Edinburgh side will come up against the top teams in the country over the final five weeks of the season.

After looking like it might have been beyond them under Neil Lennon, Heck has done a brilliant job to turn things around in Leith.

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